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October 2003

Muscle & Fitness is considered to be the best of the non-hardcore bodybuilding magazines. It contains lots of information about the principles of fitness & bodybuilding. Each monthly magazine usually contains information about weight training, nutrition, training, bodybuilding and many other topics that are current in the bodybuilding and fitness world. Muscle & Fitness is more of a mainstream bodybuilding magazine, which has excellent articles and pictures. On the cover is Lt. Greg Plitt.

October 2003 - Table of Contents
Volume 64, Number 10

Cover Stories

  • The Perfect Chest Playbook
    To help you build a winning chest, this playbook draws up a personal offensive - the best exercises, four routines from physique champions and tons of tips from the trenches.

  • Fit For Duty
    M&F profiles members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines who bring new meaning to the term "Armed Forces". Plus, we explain how they train for battle ready fitness.

Training & Fitness

  • Ray Guns
    Fire up your arms and fill out your shirts with Shawn Ray's heavy artillery triceps workout.

  • Lyons Share
    IFBB pro fitness competitor (and Bob Vila wannabe) Kim Lyons helps you craft sleek and sexy abs.

  • Fasten Your Weight Belt
    Take your workout off auto pilot. Punch your ticket to a bigger, leaner physique by boosting your training frequency.

  • Flip Your Grip
    Get underhanded to put your muscle gains over the top.

  • Pick Up Your Delts
    Warning: This is not your typical delt workout. Use pre-exhaustion to isolate your shoulders and compound your gains.


  • NFL Special: Sibling Rivalry?
    Not for hard hitting NFL stars Ronde and Tiki Barber, who support each other's success in the gym and on the field. Here's how they do it.

  • 2003 NFL Strength Team
    Rock hard fullback Mike Alstott of the Super Bowl champion Bucs leads our picks for the toughest, buffest guys in football.

  • Hot Bod Squad
    Who do we appreciate? Cheerleaders, that's who. Meet four of the best from the NFL and NBA sidelines.

  • One Man Will Stand
    In what promises to be the most compelling Olympia in years, a massive quartet will be vying for the Sandow.

  • Tall Hot One
    Meet ultra hot fitness model, figure competitor Kristia Knowles.

Nutrition & Supplements

  • You Snooze You Gain
    Build muscle while you sleep with these late night supplements.

  • Backslide
    The devil made me do it! Behold the seven deadly sins of dieting - and the simply ways you can redeem yourself after a setback.

  • Raise the Bar
    M&F staffers tested nearly 100 high protein, low carb bars so you don't have to. Try our 13 picks that please the palate and skimp on sugar.


  • The Crucial Prick
    These who suffer from diabetes don't need to give up their quest for a great physique. Through frequent testing, you can manage the condition to build maximum muscle with minimum bodyfat. Here's how.


  • Editorial
    The Examined Life, by Joe Weider

  • Perspective
    Leading the Way, by Tom Deters

  • Feedback/Success Stories

  • Hotline

  • A Good Fit
    Leave the Sleeves

  • Training Notebook
    • Back Blast
    • One Minute Lesson: Shoulder Siren
    • Pullout: Glute Ham Raise
    • Form Vs. Fiction: Press for Success
    • Power & Strength: Pause & Effect
    • Get It Right: Bent Over Cable Flye

  • Training Table
    • Spice Up our Bird
    • Recipe Doctor
    • Muscle Fare: Manga Tango

  • The Edge

  • Gear
    Shaving Face

  • Just For Women
    Feed Your Skin

  • Nutrition Rx
    • Case Study: Food Fight
    • Nutrition Journal: Salad Smarts

  • Ask Arnold
    Heavy Does It

  • Mind & Body
    Self Control

  • The Marketplace

  • Coming Next Month